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Tom Pelphrey and Melissa Archer plus more soap stars in Romantic Comedy, Excuse Me For Living!



A charming, suicidal druggie must obey his rehab-clinic’s demand to lead a seniors men’s group or face incarceration and lose the love of his psychiatrist’s daughter. That is the premise for the upcoming romantic comedy, Excuse Me for Living which boasts an amazing cast of familiar faces to soap, television, and movie fans!

Writer/Director Rick Klass has assembled quite the ensemble!  Starring in the film is Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite Tom Pelphrey from Guiding Light and As the World Turns.  The film also stars One Life to Live’s Melissa Archer, As the World Turns, Ewa Da Cruz, as well as One Life to Live’s David Gregory and Shenaz Treasurey and Tonja Walker!  This talented group is joined by the likes of Christopher Lloyd, Robert Vaughan, Dick Cavett and Jerry Stiller!  Quite the fun bunch, wouldn’t you say?

Make sure to follow the latest updates o the movies website!    What do you think of a Pelphrey and Archer  on-screen pairing?  And the cast of notables? Let us know!

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Missing Melissa’s Natalie and One Life to Live.

So do I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make that 3!!

She should be on GH with Liam!

Very cool! I can’t wait to see it!!


What Is I hate MA?????????????? Do you mean you hate Melissa Archer???? I like Melissa and miss her as Natalie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

who said I missed her?

Kind of a nasty remark….That’s only my opinon….

Please answer my comment to your post…Read them all.. Looking forward to your reply!!!!!!!!! That’s ALL MY COMMENTS…

I said I miss Melissa Archer………….. What does BELCH mean???????????? I guess by your comment you didn’t likt OLTL… If you did you would be happy to see Natalie or whoever on GH…………………………Exlain your comment I Hate MA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You mean Melissa Archer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thinf she talented & pretty……………And would like to see her on GH w/ M. Easton………….Again I miss OLTL………………..Please explain your comment 0n 5/26 at 4:30pm………………………………………….. BELCH I HATE MA??????????????? You hate Melissa Archer????????? I DON”T…. Again EXPLAIN………Clarify your comment..Inquiring minds like to know….Not just me….

Susan you can go to and it will tell you what cities they are touring right now, I beleive Ms. Archer is on this tour along with Michael Easton.

Susan M., I agree with all of your comments. I too, love Melissa Archer & the character of Natalie & always have. I remember the very first episode of OLTL she appeared in. What a great long story she head. She is gorgeous & I LOVE to see her on GH. They need a pretty redhead. MISS her & everyone on OLTL.

Susan, since she cannot belch/burp where we can all hear her she uses the word to make her point & make sure we all know how much she dislikes “MA”-which looks like she is saying she cannot stand her own mother but whatever, maybe she can’t! ha. We must assume she means Melissa Archer but dislikes her so much she cannot bear to write the name.

I think it is a very nasty comment and not very nice…. I don’t want to know what her foul comment means anymore………That’s all I have to say about this……

I don’t like your comments. Very rude.

I meant to Debi-not Susan M. Debi is rude.

I could care less if you don’t like the fact I don’t care for MA. She is a horrible actress, and her character was written horrible. GLORIA
If you don’t like what I have to say skip my posts. I am entitled to NOT agree with you.

gloria do you know what BELCH means or stands for???? I would like to know..Not getting a response from the person who made the comment…Again BELCH HATES MA???????????????????????????????? What is this all about?????????? Would really like a answe on this one…I don’t understand those abbreveations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(BELCH) ??????????????? Hates MA(melissa Archer) How could you hate someone you never met!!!!!!!!!!! That isn’t very nice at all…It’s rude & crude……………..Can you answer my questions???? waiting for a reply….Thanks for your comment Gloria 0n 5/27 at 4:25pm…..

“could care” less? think you meant “couldn’t” huh Debi?

What a nasty remark on 5/28 on 4:56am …………This site is for soap fans to express their comments about the soaps.. Which you are not…………Melissa Archer is not a horrible actress !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And her character wasn’t written horrible either…Yes you are entiled to your opinion but you could have phrased it in a less of a mean way…………………….By the wat I read the ABC soap digest today and they are considering Natalie to pay a visit to John in Port Charles…It’s a GOOD POSSIBLITY….I f you dislike her so much I suggest you don’t watch it…Can’t wait to see NATALIE ON GH when it happens !!!!!!! This for Debi not Gloria………………….

Waiting paiently……..BELCH whats that mean????????????????????

I think it means I’m jealous and bitter. LOL


Your are correct. You are entitled to YOUR opinion, but do you really need to say such nasty things here, on Michael Fairman’s forum? His forum is one of the few remaining forums where people do not resort to swearing and nastiness to both the acting talent and fellow posters.

It is just my opinion, but in this instance, you probably should have just kept your “hate” for “MA” to yourself, as this has stirred up quite the hornet’s nest.

thank you. BELCH means vomit.
anything else I can help you understand?


You don’t have to agree with Debi, but she IS allowed to express her opinion as she chooses. From the only three posts I saw of Debi’s on this thread, not one of them contains swearing. Also, It looks to me that the nastiness is coming from those who are picking on her grammar and those who seem to be harassing her for an explanation of her comments (which seem pretty self-explanatory to me).

And for those who couldn’t figure it out, BELCH was probably incorrectly spelled. My inclination is to think it was supposed to read BLECH, as in yuk.

The only hornet’s nest that’s been stirred up seems to be coming from one or two people. I would write them off as having nothing else to do with their day but obsess on a comment they don’t like. Compare the number of their comments to the original poster. They are the ones perpetuating this ridiculous thread.

Boloney!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think saying you HATE someone is reaaly nasty in my book……………….Again, Yes she has a right to her own opinon.. But she prases it so crudely……………Could express her opinion in a nicer way… No the nastiness is coming from people PICKING on her… She lite the fire…..People don’t need to respond so nasty& crude.. I don’t agree with your comment RUSTY…..We have plenty to do with our time.. Do you?? If her comment wasn’t so nasty there would be no need to respond ….Don’t need nasty comments on this site….Why are you defending her ??? Yes her comments are NASTY………………….Saying you HATE someone is MEAN & NASTY…Especially if you know them or not………………..Dislike would have been a better word to use……….BELCH means VOMIT never heard that one ever..There are alot of comments to her post… People find it offensive and uncalled for…Yes it upset a lot of soap lovers….That’s the reason for all these comments…She was totally out of line… People should be careful how they words…They can be very hurtful…

Yes your entitled to your own opinion as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings or offend’s you…………………You have to be careful what you say… She is wrong on all counts………………………Defending her you are condoning it…And that person thinks they didn’t say or do anything.. Hate is a strong word………………………………………………………………..

First of all-I love this site, it saved me when I found out OLTL & AMC were cancelled. And Michael Fairman is to die for gorgeous, just sayin’.

However, I do NOT love every character, every storyline, every day! Nobody does. Part of the fun of soaps is getting aggravated with stories/characters & venting about it (at least for me) I could strangle Carly on GH sometimes. I used to fast forward thru Spinelli/Maxie, they got on my last nerve. Some days I cannot stand Phyllis on Y&R. Sometimes it takes me a while to warm to a character & I love some more than others BUT I do not HATE any of these actors or characters.

I also have the sense to realize that even if I am not crazy about someone, there are others who love them. So why be hurtful in an already hurtful world? There are all kinds of ways to express your opinion-negative as well as positive without being mean.

If you truly “hate” a character/actor why even click on the darn story in the first place, just to write a “hateful” comment when you know good & well that most people on this site love the character/actor? I feel like we have been called to the principal’s office (by Michael) and it is embarrassing!

So sorry Michael for any disrespect to you or any other posters. I love this site & feel like these posters are my friends & I look forward to visiting with them every day.

Sorry Michael it won’t happen again………Hopefully the person who started this get’s the message too… That’s Debi who started it with her not so nice remarks..I will not post anymore remarks regarding that matter…… It won’t happen again on my end……..Everyone stop with the remarks too.. I am…Let’s focus on more positive comments..

I like Melissa Archer and want to see her on GH with John …

Sounds like a very fun group of actors – I’ll be watching! Happy our soap actors are getting a chance to play on other shows. Maybe this means Melissa Archer/Natalie won’t be coming to General Hospital to join Michael Eason/John McBain. Anyone know???

Last time John had a telephone conversation with Natalie on GH it didn’t sound like they were getting along very well being separated. I fear it is a prelude to their breakup with John staying in Port Charles and Natalie never joining him, but I have no reliable evidence.

I agree, David. I don’t feel that Melissa/Natalie will be coming to GH. They don’t seem to be getting along that well – as you said. If John loved Natalie and his son Liam that much, he would be going home to visit them more often. Also, I don’t remember John even asking Natalie how Liam was doing in that last phone call – does anyone else??? Thanks for your reply, David!!!

Keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll come to GH! She told Michael Fairman in an interview once – “She’d be open to it!” Hope she still is.

No, I didn’t hear John asking about Liam either. I am afraid the family of John, Natalie, and Liam died with OLTL, which is such a shame because they had so little time together. I would love Natalie/Melissa Archer joining John/Michael Easton at GH, but I suspect there are financial limits on how many actors can be employed.

I read the abc soap oprea and it said Natalie might pay Port Charles a visit..It’s not definite yet.. There’s a good possibilty it will happen…Don’t give up on Natalie & John getting together on GH…Read abc soap opera magazine…You will see what I’m talking about………………………………………

Hope Melissa comes over to GH. Fans waited so long for John and Natalie to finally connect!!!!

I aree with Cathy Trinque…………………………………….

Me too!

I strongly agree as well Jolie belong together on GH>

Yes JOLIE belongs on GH……

Agreed! Their fans deserve to see a united John, Natalie and Liam. After OLTL went dark I imagined they eloped to Atlantic City to make it official. I’d be happy if TPTB did that. I don’t need MA on a GH contract (although I’d love that), just a happy ending. I DO NOT want to see John end up with anyone else after waiting so long for their HEA!

I am anxious to see the movie but I also wish Melissa was on GH with Michael Easton

So do I !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Should be very interesting..can’t wait for more info on it.

Wherever you are STAY. Please DONT come ot General Hospital. I will support you from a far…….

I do wish you the BEST in your endeavor’s, and should OLTL ever resume, I would LOVE to see you again as Natalie.


I welcome Melissa Archer (Natalie) if she should ever come to Port Charles to be with Micheal Easton (John) & with baby Liam………………I don’t think OLTL will ever resume!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I would look forward to seeing Melissa on GH if that would happen……………I miss OLTL and welcome them on GH……………………….Whoever they may be…..OLTL was the best soap in my book….OLTL was a heart-warming , emotional, they cared for one another.. Not many mobster stories on OLTL like GH does……..But GH is improving with those kind of stories….

You are so right Susan. I would love to see Natalie and John with Liam on GH. He would make a great police commissioner.

I agree John would make a great police commissioner !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great cast. So many interesting and talented people. It should be fun. Looking forward to seeing it.

What channel!?!?!?!

I love MA she is so awsome. I will support her no matter what she does. I can’t wait to see her movies. I hope TPTB realize what a fan base she really does have and want to see her on GH with John.

You sound like a loyal soap fan of OLTL………..So am I………………..

Ditto. Love Melissa Archer and the character Natalie. Looking forward to her movies. This movie and its cast sound awesome. I’ll watch.

I think Frank Valentini and Ron are cheeting the viewers by not having Natalie and Liam on GH. We didn’t get a reunion that we wanted until the end of OLTL and now they are not together. I hope they bring them together soon or it will take a lot away from John Mcbains character, “in my opinion.”

I agree w/ Vanessa…………………..They left us up in the air with that story ..In my opinion they left a lot of the stories on OLTL’s last epoisode.. They left you wanting MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Half done stories which should have continued to fill in the gaps……………….I guess the writers did their best………………………Again it still makes me want more … It wasn’t a ending in a way it was a beginning………..

Miss John and Natalie, BIGTIME. Hope MA comes to GH, it would be the best news, my soap world would be complete.

I agree with Emily……………………Die hard OLTL fan FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am writing to Frank V and Ron C to tell them both how I feel not that it will mean much because we have to remember what network they work for. I do think Melissa will be great in the movie.

Good luck writing your letter to Frank V. & Ron C…………

Can’t wait for this movie because Melissa and David are in it , I know it will be great because they are both great actors. Even though we miss you on OLTL,it will be nice to see you both in a movie .

I would like to see MA’s Natalie on GH. It doesn’t have to be a contract role. But PLEASE DO NOT BREAK UP JOLIE family. The OLTL fans deserve their happy ending.

Spoiler Alert: Spoilers indicate Melissa Archer will appear on GH for a limited, non-contractual appearance. Since she has stated that she is not interested in doing another soap, I would ASSUME that she will be there to resolve the relationship with John, one way or another. Michael Easton only has a 6 month contract – unless it is extended until the January 2013 bitter end. No questions – that’s all I know. You can find the information online at numerous spoiler sites.

I am happy for Melissa Archer’s post-soap success.

I would watch Tom Pelphrey read the phone book….he is so talented and I cannot wait for the film to come out.

Read the ABC soap digest the other day..And there is a possilblity Natalie will come to Port Charles for a visit…It’s not definite yet…The writers wan to do it in a certain way if it happens.. That is what I read…………….John was on the phone with Natalie the other day but had to leave a message ..Didn’t talk to her personally…He said he didn’t want to lose her & to please call him back asap……………………I hope things work out and Natalie comes to Port Charles real soon….John needs is better half with him & don’t forget baby Liam…………………………………………………………………………………..

I miss Melissa so much. I think Frank Valentini is nuts not to bring
her to GH. She has so much charisma, beauty and energy and I’d definately
watch GH if they brought her aboard. She & Tom P. look gorgeous together.

Miss Melissa and Natalie. I think when John says he breaks up with Natalie, I’m probably going to just be done with GH. I have zero interest in John, Sam, Jason and Liz or whatever they’re trying to do or even in the vendetta he has put over his family. John couldn’t be a family man for 5 minutes.

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Matt Bomer Reveals After Exiting ‘Guiding Light’ He Lost the Role of ‘Superman’ Due to His Sexuality

During the June 10th edition of the Hollywood Reporter Awards Chatter Podcast, former Guiding Light star, Matt Bomer (ex-Ben Reade) revealed the role that got away, and how his exit from the CBS soap opera was precipitated to accommodate his burgeoning movie career, only to have his sexuality wind up costing him the part.

Bomer was seemingly set to play the Man of Steel, Superman, in a motion picture version in the early 2000’s, and as he tells it to Scott Feinberg during the podcast, things went awry.

“I went in on a cattle call for Superman, and then it turned into a month-long audition experience where I was auditioning again and again and again, and flying out to New York and doing chemistry reads, an flying out to LA doing chemistry reads, flying back to New York, flying back to LA to do a screen-test,” recalled Bomer. “And it looked like I was the director’s choice for the role. This is a very early iteration of Superman, written by JJ Abrams called Superman Flyby and it never came to light.”

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While Matt was going through the Superman audition process he was still under contract at Guiding Light. Bomer described how he was let go from the soap: “Concurrently on Guiding Light, there was a killer in town, and so I think they needed somebody to pin it all on someone. So, I think the executive producer very kindly wanted to free me up just in case this job came through and said, ‘Hey, you’re gonna be the killer. We’re writing you off the show. Go with my blessing.’ I guess, I basically got fired, but in a generous way.”

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Bomer had good reason to believe he was on his way, and the role of Superman was his after he had signed a three picture deal with Warner Brothers. As to why the part of Superman never came to pass, Bomer believes it was due to his sexuality (Later, Matt would come out publicly in 2012).

During the podcast, Matt explained, “Yeah, that’s my understanding That was a time in the industry when something like that could still really be weaponized against you. How and why and who I don’t know. But yeah, that’s my understanding.”

While Matt has not yet played Superman, he has done stellar work in major projects including: Fellow Travelers, Magic Mike, White CollarIn Time, The Normal Heart to name but a few.

What do you think of Guiding Light making Ben that killer in order to free up Bomer to leave the CBS soap to go and become a star in Hollywood and potentially play Superman, only for his sexuality to take the role away from him by the powers-that-be? Comment below.

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Kim Zimmer Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Last night the stars of daytime came together for a one-of-a-kind three hour-plus virtual event Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit For Stand Up To Cancer – We All Have a Story.

Towards the top of the show Daytime Stands Up co-hosts Michael Fairman and Alan Locher welcomed former Guiding Light stars, Kim Zimmer (ex-Reva) and Tina Sloan (ex-Lillian).

During their segment both actresses initially discussed playing breast cancer storylines for their character on the beloved soap opera and the impact it made on them and the viewers at the time. However, later in the conversation, Kim made a heartfelt admission that she is currently battling breast cancer in real life.


Kim expressed, “I was diagnosed with breast cancer on November 6th. And if it wasn’t for a wonderful circle of friends that I have, and not to mention my husband AC Weary, and my family Rachel Max and Jake, who call me every day, I would’ve fallen apart. But because of my circle that I had, including fabulous doctors, early detection (was possible).

“I did have a mastectomy and I have my last infusion on Tuesday,” Zimmer added. “I would say to anyone that may get a diagnosis like I got. It’s so important that you find a support system.”

On how she is coping with her battle, Kim shared, “I’m a tough broad. But again, if I didn’t have the friends that I have, the support system that I have, the fabulous doctors, a fantastic plastic surgeon, I would’ve fallen apart. And I’m here to say early detection. Early detection. Early detection. Get your mammograms, get them soon.”

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Earlier in the segment, when Kim talked about Reva’s breast cancer battle and how her character would not tell the love her life, Josh Lewis (Robert Newman), which maddened fans of the GL. Kim related, “The fans were like, ‘Why are you not telling Josh?” It made for great drama, though, It bonded Billy and Reva again in life.  We brought in the wonderful character of Colin, who was Reva’s by the book, cancer Doctor.”

“There were a lot of wonderful things that came out of the storyline,” recalled the four-time Daytime Emmy-winner. “I actually went back and watched the (standalone show) that they did on Reva finding out she had breast cancer. And I was like, ‘Wow. I can’t imagine not fighting that story today. But it ended up being written beautifully.”

Share your well-wishes to Kim on her recent medical battle with breast cancer below and check out the livestream below of Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up to Cancer.

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GL Alum Nia Long Set to Play Michael Jackson’s Mother, Katherine Jackson, in Upcoming Biopic

Since her early days on Guiding Light, actress Nia Long (ex-Kat Speakes from 1991-1994), has made quite a name for herself with a list of credits that are very impressive. Now, Long can yet another when she has signed on to portray Katherine Jackson, the matriarch of the Jackson clan and mother to superstar Michael Jackson.

Michael, the title of the upcoming biopic from Lionsgate and Universal Pictures is said to be working towards an April 18, 2025 release date. Director Antoine Fuqua is set behind the camera.

In a statement on the casting of Long, Michael producer Graham King expressed: “Beyond Nia’s incredible talent, I was deeply moved by her connection to the material and her commitment to honoring Katherine and the love she had for her son. Nia has delivered iconic performances throughout her career. I’ve been a fan for a long time because her characters stay with you. I’m excited to now work alongside her as she pours all of that into Katherine Jackson: a woman who was the glue, the rock, and the heart of the Jackson family during its best and its most turbulent times.”

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Long echoed the sentiments of King, sharing: “Katherine Jackson is an incredible pillar of strength and grace for the entire Jackson family. As a mother, she was selfless and endured forces beyond her control yet still managed to help build a legacy beyond measure. I am honored to bring her voice to the screen and share Michael Jackson’s story with audiences everywhere.”

Nia will be in great acting company for the film that includes Best Actor Oscar nominee Coleman Domingo who will play Katherine’s husband and Michael’s father, Joe Jackson.

Looking forward to seeing Nia taking on the role of Katherine Jackson in the Michael biopic? Remember her early days on Guiding Light? Comment below.

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